You had your car inspected, and the mechanic cautioned that you might need a Wilmington Delaware alignment soon. What does this mean, and how can you tell when it is time to take your car in for an alignment? We’ll help you out with three surefire signs that the time is right to align.
- Your tires are wearing unevenly – The biggest indicator that you need to have your car re-aligned is uneven wear and tear on the tires. Periodically inspect the tire treads. If the back tires have more wear and tear on the inside, you either carry too much cargo in your trunk or you need to have the vehicle aligned.
- Your car is pulling to the left or the right – When your car drifts or pulls to one side or the other, it is out of alignment. For many drivers, this can be one of the primary ways that they tell that their car has a problem.
- Your steering wheel doesn’t drive straight in the straight position. If you maintain the steering wheel in an even position and your car is properly aligned, the vehicle should drive in a straight line. If you notice that you are holding the wheel cocked to one or the other side to get your car to drive straight, it’s a sign that it is time for a vehicle alignment.
Adjusting your car’s alignment will help your tires last longer and will save you money at the gas pump. If you think it might be time, make an appointment or come by. We can quickly check your alignment with specialized equipment, and advise you when you need to have re-alignment performed.
To learn more about the benefits of car alignment, or to schedule your appointment for this or any other service, contact us. Thank you.